I Didn’t Do My Homework Because…

I Didn't Do My Homework Because...Can’t beat Davide Cali’s sense of humour don’t you think?

What excuse can you come up with for forgetting your homework?

Let’s face it, you’ll never get away with it, however, it never stops us from trying all manner of excuses. An age old mystery that one!

I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… is a series of fabulously cheeky one liners directed to this little boy’s teacher.

Each one is brilliantly illustrated by Benjamin Chaud, a master of detail who will have readers scanning his pictures for those little quirky elements.

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UFO abductions, Viking attacks, elf stealing pencils … all run of the mill obstacles when it comes to completing the dreaded homework.


Benjamin Chaud’s illustrations are full of energy – the depiction of the family searching for armadillos has to be one of my favourites!

Maintaining a limited colour palette gives Chaud’s illustrations a wonderfully warm edge.


Choco-a-block full of imagination, I challenge you not to grin as you read through these wonderfully far fetched excuses.

I love picture books that have a twist at the end – you’ll love this one that creeps in here.

I Didn’t do My Homework Because … is perfect reading fodder for anyone who needs a chuckle.

Images supplied by Chronicle Books.


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